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Op-Ed: Privacy in the Age of Abortion Restrictions

If states criminalize, restrict, or even eliminate abortion care, databases that store patient information risk being accessed by hackers and law enforcement to prosecute, publicize, and stigmatize those who have sought an abortion.

  • 12/08/2021

H.A.R.T. Method Foundations (Level 1) with Kimberly Hart

Class Description In this two day, interactive and experiential class focused on self-care, we explore the basic anatomy and skills

  • 10/22/2021
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Reform Within Shakopee Women’s Prison

From 2013 to 2020, women imprisoned while pregnant had not committed a new crime — 77 percent had been incarcerated for a technical violation, such as violating parole by not checking in with a probation officer.

  • 02/23/2021
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Legislative Update: What’s coming up that impacts women?

We checked in with former legislator and current Gender Justice advocate Erin Maye Quade about priorities that impact women and marginalized genders this year

  • 02/23/2021
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Failing Mothers and Children

“For Black women in America, an inescapable atmosphere of societal and systemic racism can create a kind of toxic physiological stress resulting in conditions, including hypertension and pre-eclampsia, that lead directly to higher rates of infant and maternal death.” — Linda Villarosa

  • 12/23/2019
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Lessons From Dying

I should have known that babies died, but in 2005, I did not. I remember the nurse’s face when she

  • 10/27/2019
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Culturally competent midwifery

Jennifer Almanza has become the midwife she once looked for. “Our womb as female is connected to an entire line, an entire collective female body.”

  • 08/01/2017

2015 Changemaker: Erica Gerrity and Isis Rising

Building a coalition to pass legislation to support pregnant women and new mothers in Minnesota prisons and jails

  • 12/02/2015

2014 Changemaker: Women’s Economic Security Act

The law expands unpaid leave for parents and provides other support to improve economic security for women

  • 12/02/2014

What a doula can do

For expectant mothers behind bars, Isis Rising offers much-needed support. “I absolutely believe that every single woman, regardless of her place in life or the choices she made, has the right to have a healthy, positive birth experience for herself and for her baby.”

  • 02/02/2014

Mission of hope

Would you give a 2-month-old baby any alcohol? … The baby gets the same alcohol the mother gets because they have the same bloodstream.”

  • 11/02/2013

Labor of love

“I’m obsessed with continuing to learn. … What if I’m out in public and somebody asks me a question? I don’t want to look dumb.”

  • 05/25/2011